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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 12-11-2010 01:28 AM 966 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-11-2010 01:28 AM

I decided on my toybox, I am going to profile the edge. But I am confused as to what profile to use. Bear in mind, I have a cheap, HF Trim Router(all I could justify at the moment). So I am limited to 1/4 shank.

Luckily, they do carry 1/4 bits… im sure they dont hold an edge, but hey, they’re cheap.

I have 2 options:

1 1/4” roundover

1” Roman Orgee

What would you do?

I dont want to leave the sharp edge of freshly planed wood, nor do I want to just sand it away, and risk a weird profile.. lol..

It will be painted, so if somene says they burn the wood, thats not an issue.


Edit: Slight issue: They say max RPM 20k… mine is 28k… Is this safe still? It seemed to be fine with my straight bits, by the same manufacturer(lifetime, but they didnt have a max RPM on them…

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#1 posted 12-11-2010 04:21 PM

This is for a toybox, so I would think about the cleaning of it. A smooth transition means less surface area to trap the goo that kids seem to eminate :-) Also you may want to consider that a more ornate edge would show wear and tear a little more quickly (and potentially is harder to sand out any undesireable dings). I would use the roundover bit and keep the maintenance side of the toybox simpler. My 2 cents worth :-)

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#2 posted 12-11-2010 06:30 PM

3/8 or 5/16 radius roundover would address Mark’s wise comments perfectly and will be a profile you’ll find lots of uses for in the future.


-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#3 posted 12-11-2010 06:34 PM

My father made a big to-do today about it.. and actually used going to get the bit as “leverage” against me… So well, I guess this is now getting turned into a mitre saw stand. I come from a family of ungrateful, idiots… Oh well, I guess I dont need a roundover on a mitre saw stand… lol…

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#4 posted 12-12-2010 04:08 AM

Welll… I ended up getting the Ryobi 3 pack of Roundovers… lol.. It was cheaper for 3, than for a single Diablo Bit..

I am still gunna do a toybox… I was ticked when I posted…

But I learned MDF is bad for the lungs.. I cant stop coughing,...

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#5 posted 12-12-2010 04:19 AM

I vote for the roundover. I think that Roman Orgee bit would only go with bedroom forniture. LOL! Keep us posted… On the Toy Box, that is.

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